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Drug Labs Leave Lethal Legacy

Drug lab

Criminal gangs can rent a property briefly, cook up their lucrative brew, chuck the waste down the drain then take off – leaving others to cop harmful side-effects that can last for years.

By Julian Cribb

Mobile methamphetamine labs leave behind a deadly cocktail of contaminants in residential neighbourhoods – with property owners left to pay for the considerable clean-up costs.

Julian Cribb is a freelance science writer.

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